Toni Stone

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Birthday
17, 1921
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Nov 2, 1996 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1921
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Nov 2, 1996 (75)

About

Became the first female to play major league baseball, joining the San Francisco Sea Lions in the Negro Leagues in 1949. She recorded two RBIs in her first professional at bat.

Before Fame

Starting out playing sandlot baseball around St. Paul, she quickly rose to play semipro baseball.

Trivia

She was one of three women who played in the majors during the Negro League era.

Family Life

She married a man 40 years older than her.

Associated With

It was Jackie Robinson's popularity that led to the decline of the Negro League, which hired her as a publicity stunt.